Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: South African
If you're looking for a delicious nutty, grainy salad packed with crunch, this salad with pomegranate seeds, quinoa, lentils, pecan nuts and basil is a brilliant protein source packed with many essential vitamins and minerals.
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 4 Cups Cooked Lentils
  • A Handful of Coriander (chopped)
  • A Handful of Basil (torn)
  • ½ Cup Pecan Nuts (chopped)
  • ½ Cup Pomegranate Arils
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
  • ½ Cup Greek Yoghurt
For the dressing:
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
  1. In a medium bowl, place the quinoa, lentils coriander, basil pecan nuts and ⅔ of the pomegranate arils.
  2. Mix well, season to taste.
  3. For the dressing, mix all ingredients together, taste and add more seasoning if desired.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving.
  5. Place into a serving dish and serve garnished with greek yoghurt, the balance of the pomegranate arils and a sprinkle of coriander leaves.
Recipe by SAPeople Tasty Recipes at https://tastyrecipes.sapeople.com/lentil-and-quinoa-salad/